The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a long-term collaborative inquiry project for diverse teams of teachers, administrators, school board members, and parents. The teams engaged in collaborative inquiry to collect and analyze local data to make data based decisions about how to improve teaching and learning. The results suggest the collaborative inquiry not only positively influenced the teachers, but also helped them engage in a continuous improvement process that allowed them to take more ownership over local data and expand their role in their schools' decision-making processes. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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